OUR FAVOURITE SECONDHAND STORES
Written by Katie
Liv and I LOVE secondhand stores.
I have been a huge fan for years, while Liv is coming to see the value and fun in thirfting just recently! We have had many requests for a list of our favourite thifting stores, so we put them in a blog so it's easy to reference! We hope this is helpful :)
Value Village is a North American company offering secondhand clothing, houseware, artwork, electronics, toys, shoes, outdoor items and more. Value Village is great because it's fairly well organized on clothing or shoe racks, display shelves, making it easier to navigate and find items you adore. PLUS, it's a one-stop shop, as they really have everything, whereas most thirft stores are pretty speciailised!
I will say, the pricing system isn't ideal, as they don't price items equally (like they do at Frenchies), but by brand. Therefore, a GAP sweater will cost more than an Old Navy sweater, for example. But shopping here is still going to save you money! PS: they don't offer online shopping, so you can only shop here if you live in an area with a brick and morter store!
My favourite items to buy here are kids clothes, kids toys, planter pots and jars :)
Katie's ABSOLUTE favourite secondhand clothing store is a consignment shop in Sarasota, Florida. It's a woman's, clothing and accessory store with so many beautiful pieces. Maybe I just get lucky there, but I have never had a bad expereince, and ALWAYS come away with pieces I adore. Stunning dresses, high quality wallets, cute shoes - you name it. The prices really very, but I also find they have great deals!
Again, they do not offer online shopping, but if you are in the area, you have to check it out!
PS: They do have multiple locations in Florida, but I can only speak for the one in Sarasota!
This shop won't apply to everyone, but if you have young kids from 0-5 years, this is the best kids clothing store I've ever used.
Based in British Columbia, this store sells high quality, name brand perfect condition secondhand clothing for kids. The service is incredible, the website and buying experience is flawless, and they have a standard affordable shipping rate. I just love this company so much, and it's mostly how I dress my daughter!
I cannot speak for EVERY frenchies location, but there is a Frenchies in Coldbrook, Nova Scotia. The prices are abosutely pheneominal, there is A LOT of options and the brands are usually great, because they come from the USA. Maybe I get lucky here, but I always come away with so many awesome pieces. And again, you cannot beat the price.
I also kind of like going through bins of clothes, but that's just me! I imagine Frenchies is similar to Goodwills! We don't have any Goodwills here though, so I don't know for sure!
5. Make New
I'll be honest, I haven't shopped here in a while, but I have so many staple pieces that I wear consistantly from Make New. This is a consignment store based in North End, Halifax, offering great quality, curated pieces. The prices are steeper, than say, Value Village, but you are paying for someone to literally pick out the cute pieces so you don't have to do all the digging in a bin!
This is a new store to Halifax, located in Lower Sackville. This is wear I found my winter jacket, which I am OBSESSED with. This store is a secondhand store, that looks like a non-secondhand store. All the clothes are great quality, spacely hung and fairly good prices! I reccomend checking it out.
Here's the thing... I have actually never bought anything on Poshmark, but I still love it and have TRIED to buy things on it... but my bid wasn't accepted a few times. I think Poshmark is a great way to shop online for specific items! The onyl downside is you have to pay shipping for every item, because they are of course coming from different homes usually!
Liv sells A TON of her clothes on Poshmark, so if you want to see what she sells!
Hope this was helpful!